End In Echoes talk about their "Beauty In Chaos" album, the Ohio music scene and much more.
From: Medina, OH
Sounds like: Progressive Metal
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “End in Echoes” and is there any meaning behind it?
Most of us got into music through our friends or family, or we were inspired by bands we saw playing live. We use it to cope, or simply for enjoyment. At some point in our lives, every one of us decided that this is what we wanted to do with our lives.
We developed our sound using individual inspiration from each member of the band. Through several member/inspiration changes, the band progressed into what we have today.
Technically, the bands original vocalist came up with the name, but Jesse and Todd also added their input. There’s no real significance or meaning to the name. We just wanted to have a name that would stand out amidst all the other names out there at the time.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "Beauty in Chaos" album? What's the word on new music?
No matter how bad things get, no matter how dark it may seem, there is always a light that shines through. There is always good inside the bad. We’re currently working on recording new music.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
High energy, and a generally positive vibes. We like to interact with the crowd as much as possible.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
We all enjoy playing most of our songs, but we enjoy performing our new material most.
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
We’d really enjoy touring with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Alesana, or Twiztid.
6. Any crazy show stories?
We got banned from playing a venue in Akron, Ohio once. They didn’t allow moshing, and crowd got pretty rowdy. It didn’t really help when one of our members got sick all over the front door. Everyone who played that night was banned from playing there ever again.
7. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?
We feel like the genre is kind of splitting. Half of the bands you hear are trying to be as heavy as possible. The other half is becoming more melodic and technical with their style.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Ohio both locally and state wide?
Locally here in Cleveland, the Metal scene is moving forward in leaps and bounds. We’ve got a lot of great bands out here and we all work together to make the scene as good as it used to be. In fact, every band we’ve played with from out of town has been met in Cleveland with open arms, and every time we’ve gone out of town, we’ve gotten a great reception. The scene in this state is alive and well.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
We mostly just want our music to be heard. If you really want to support, come out to our shows. Share our music with your friends, bring them to the shows. Buy some merch.
10. What’s next for End in Echoes?
We are working on getting ready to tour and building our fanbase. We are also setting up our media company, Echo Side Productions.
11. Any shout-outs?
The list of people that we want to shout out includes every single person who ever listened to our music, came out to a show, bought our merchandise, came up to us after our set, or helped us in any way shape or form. Whether it be borrowing equipment, donating, helping us get to shows, or even just hanging out with us. Also, anyone involved in the local scene, from promoters to bands that we’ve shared the stage with, venue owners, anyone who kept a positive vibe to keep the scene alive. You are all a part of this family that we have built. We appreciate and love all of you.